||Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, in accord with the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
||to Timothy, most beloved son. Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord.
||I give thanks to God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a pure conscience. For without ceasing I hold the remembrance of you in my prayers, night and day,
||Because of this, I admonish you to revive the grace of God, which is in you by the imposition of my hands.
||For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of virtue, and of love, and of self-restraint.
||And so, do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me, his prisoner. Instead, collaborate with the Gospel in accord with the virtue of God,
||who has freed us and has called us to his holy vocation, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus, before the ages of time.
||And this has now been made manifest by the illumination of our Savior Jesus Christ, who certainly has destroyed death, and who has also illuminated life and incorruption through the Gospel.
||Of this Gospel, I have been appointed a preacher, and an Apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
||For this reason, I also suffer these things. But I am not confounded. For I know in whom I have believed, and I am certain that he has the power to preserve what was entrusted to me, unto that day.